my issue is the waves (all sizes i used) want to lose internal pressure and form a taco(almost like bird flapping wings) during lulls in winds...gl wrote: ↑Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:15 pmElgaupo, I find just the opposite regarding the 4.5 Wave in gusts. My session today was very gusty and I had no problems with the kite. Maybe your gusty wind in different than mine. Today I had lulls to about 15 knots then gusting close to 25. Once it hit the high end I had to point high on the foil and depower the kite. I had no significant surging and drop backs like some of my other kites. Quite calm other than power went up significantly. I do agree about the high end. On the foil approaching 30 knots I would much rather be on a smaller kite.
when the kite regains form.. it will either be somewhere else or ever worse... it will pull unexpectedly. (which is why i said i have to pay attention to kite)
i'm aware CA waves have their cult following and these little idiosyncrasies of the kite are a complete non-issue to most users (and prolly my expectations for a low aspect parafoil kite were unrealistic)